1. Paula Abdul May Not Be Back On 'Idol'

    July 20, 2009 9:07 AM EDT Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol." According to a Los Angeles Times report, David Sonenberg says he doesn't have a proposal for a new contract for Abdul. He says it doesn't appear she'll be back. Sonenberg began…

  2. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / E. Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)

    July 16, 2009 10:30 PM EDT "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum and Bailey." And yet, with its…

  3. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / East Rutherford, NJ (IZOD Center)

    July 16, 2009 9:43 PM EDT "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum and Bailey." And yet, with its…

  4. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 5:40 PM EDT The Bee Gees ' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the…

  5. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 6:41 AM EDT The Bee Gees' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the group…

  6. Andrew Bird / July 10, 2009 / Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)  

    July 14, 2009 6:51 PM EDT “I am truly touched,” said a barefoot Andrew Bird, bashfully thanking the audience that had come to see his show for singing him a warm rendition of "Happy Birthday." Only Bird knows if it was his special day that brought out a particularly emotional performance at Los Angeles'…

  7. Guns N' Roses Leak Blogger Sentenced

    July 14, 2009 5:20 PM EDT A federal judge has sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to leaking part of the Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" to a year's probation. Blogger Kevin Cogill (KOH'gill) will also serve two months of home confinement, subject his computers to government scrutiny,…

  8. Jimmy Wayne, "I'll Be That"

    July 13, 2009 6:04 PM EDT The latest single hitting country radio from Jimmy Wayne 's current album, "Do You Believe Me Now," is another solid outing from the talented singer/songwriter. Penned by Wayne, Kevin Paige and Bob Regan, it's a terrific uptempo tune with a sensual lyric that will resonate…

  9. Cobra Starship Gets Leighton Meester Into 'Hot Mess'

    July 13, 2009 12:14 PM EDT Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta knows he shouldn't be takling this much -- let alone recording a new album, touring nonstop and doing interviews -- but he just can't quit. "I haven't really given my voice a rest," says the singer, exasperated and still recovering…

  10. Michael Jackson: Healthy Or Not?

    July 13, 2009 9:01 AM EDT In his final days, Michael Jackson was robust and active. Or dangerously thin and frail. Begging for access to powerful prescription drugs. Or showing no signs of ever having used them. It depends on who's talking. A dizzying collection of puzzle pieces about Jackson's health and…

  11. Michael Jackson: Healthy Or Not?

    July 13, 2009 5:00 AM EDT In his final days, Michael Jackson was robust and active. Or dangerously thin and frail. Begging for access to powerful prescription drugs. Or showing no signs of ever having used them. It depends on who's talking. A dizzying collection of puzzle pieces about Jackson's health and…

  12. Michael Jackson's Family Have Private Cemetery Service

    July 07, 2009 12:03 PM EDT A motorcade that began at the home of Michael Jackson's parents reached a cemetery in the Hollywood Hills early Tuesday for a private service in advance of a star-studded memorial in downtown Los Angeles. Numerous vehicles under California Highway Patrol escort headed out from the…

  13. Massive Crowd Expected For Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 07, 2009 9:44 AM EDT The curtain is slowly rising on Michael Jackson's last show. As in Jackson's life, Tuesday's public memorial at the downtown Staples Center includes the spectacle surrounding the show - legal drama, screaming fans, star power, live worldwide broadcast, unsavory accusations,…

  14. Michael Jackson Memorial Speakers, Performers Announced

    July 06, 2009 5:08 PM EDT Mariah Carey , Jennifer Hudson , John Mayer , Lionel Richie , Smokey Robinson , Usher and Stevie Wonder are among the confirmed participants at Tuesday's public memorial service for Michael Jackson at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Billboard's Full continuing Michael Jackson…

  15. String Cheese Incident Stage Rothbury Return

    July 04, 2009 8:33 AM EDT The second day of this year's Rothbury Festival brought a little more joy to what's already been a fertile year for the jam band world. Following the reunions of The Dead and Phish, String Cheese Incident, which hasn't done a full-on public gig in nearly two years, regrouped to…

  16. Michael Jackson and MTV: M Once Stood For Michael

    July 03, 2009 11:44 AM EDT To get a sense of the power that Michael Jackson had—seven years after "Thriller" changed the entertainment industry—check out a seldom-seen music video for his song "Liberian Girl." The 1989 video for a mostly forgotten song from "Bad" features Steven Spielberg,…

  17. Boys Like Girls Is 'Love Drunk' On Sophomore Album

    July 01, 2009 10:17 AM EDT Boys Like Girls mined a universe of nearly 80s songs for its sophomore album, "Love Drunk," which drops Sept. 8 with the first single -- the title track -- already out on MySpace Music and headed to Top 40 radio outlets on July 7. "I had three records written and I wrote a…

  18. Jackson's Will To Be Filed In Court Wednesday

    July 01, 2009 10:06 AM EDT Heavy construction equipment and workers passed through the wrought-iron gates of Neverland Ranch, fueling speculation that it could soon be hosting a funeral or a permanent memorial to Michael Jackson. The activity occurred Tuesday, the day before Jackson's will was expected to be filed…

  19. Jay-Z Confirms Roc Nation Deals With Sony, Atlantic

    June 30, 2009 1:19 PM EDT As previously reported , Jay-Z has inked a distribution deal with Sony for his Roc Nation label, the Brooklyn-born rapper confirmed to Billboard last week. "Sony is Roc Nation. That's where Roc Nation's going through," Jay-Z told Billboard.com on Friday (June 29). As for…

  20. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 26, 2009 11:34 AM EDT Friends, music luminaries and fans from around the world and around the web reacted to the news of Michael Jackson's death on June 25 with thoughts on his life and legacy. "I can't stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of…

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